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Innovation York Entrepreneurship’s Perks

There are many benefits to working with Innovation York Entrepreneurship, but our perks package is key. Check out all of our great partners and the exclusive programs you can access!

View Foundersuite Perk makes the leading “funding stack” used by startups worldwide to raise over $1.2 Billion in seed and venture capital.Foundersuite includes: i) a database of 141,000 VC funds, angels, family offices, corporate VC and alternative investors; ii) an Investor CRM to manage your investor funnel; iii) an Investor Update tool to send newsletters to investors; iv) a Pitch Deck hosting tool; and, v) a collection of 80+ startup docs and templates (pitch decks, models, term sheets, etc) to get the deal done. As a portfolio company, you will have access to:

  • 25% discount off any Monthly Subscription for 6 months, or 40% off any Annual Subscription

Please contact us for details

View OpenDigits Perk

OpenDigits is a cloud bookkeeping solution designed for tech startups. By combining industry-leading software with the expertise of real accountants, OpenDigits takes bookkeeping off a founder’s to-do list so that they can focus on scaling their business. Unlike traditional bookkeeping services, OpenDigits is tailored specifically to the needs:

  • Cash or accrual bookkeeping based on the company’s needs.
  • Industry-leading technology solutions so company data is stored in the cloud.
  • Financial reports paired with the expertise of real accounting professionals.

Startups are eligible to receive an exclusive offering for the following benefits:

  • Waive set up/onboarding fee (equivalent of one month of bookkeeping, which ranges from $295 to $725)
  • 50% of each of the first 2 months of bookkeeping services upon sign up
  • Options to pay monthly or annually depending on startup needs

Please contact us for details

View DocSend Perk

DocSend is the content management solution designed to help sellers and marketers win. Today's leading companies - Forbes, Buzzfeed, Pinterest, and more - rely on DocSend to find, share, track, and present their business-critical content. With DocSend, you can finally connect your content to business outcomes and deliver on revenue, faster. As an Innovation York company, you will receive:

  • Offering 6 months of DocSend Standard for Free ($1,700 value) up to three seats, no credit card required
  • Advance document tracking and management to improve visiblity for engagement and interest

To learn more about this opportunity, contact us for next steps

View Humi Perk

Humi is a modern Payroll+HR+Benefits platform for Canadian companies. Simplifying the mission-critical components of running a business by having a single platform to manage all aspects of your team. Innovation York Ventures will receive:

  • First three months free or 30% off for the first two years
  • Ongoing support with platform
  • Consultation to improve use of platform

To learn more about this opportunity, click here and contact us for next steps

View Goodlife Fitness Perk

With 255+ locations, working out at GoodLife Fitness gives you access to everything you need to reach your fitness goals. As an Innovation York company, you and your team qualify for the Corporate Partner employees / association members program. This includes:

  • Up to 40% off regular all-access membership rates
  • State-of-the-art Cardio & Strength Training Equipment
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Shower Towel Services

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us for details.

View HubSpot Perk

HubSpot for Startups Program is a software platform that helps you generate leads, close deals, manage your pipeline, and delight your customers at an affordable rate. HubSpot offers a growth stack of products for customer relationship management, marketing, sales, and customer service: powerful alone, and even better when used together.

  • Hubspot CRM to manage your contacts, leads pipeline, and customers
  • 90% off HubSpot’s Marketing Hub Starter, Pro, or Enterprise software, HubSpot Sales Hub Starter or Professional software, and HubSpot's Service Hub, for the first 12 months, and 50% off for the next 12 months (Up to $40,000 savings over 2 years).
  • Startup Onboarding with tech set-up (reduced one-time $300 cost), dedicated strategy consulting, and round-the-clock support.
  • Access to world-class inbound marketing and sales training, education, and experts

Please contact us for details

View Google Cloud Perk

The Google Cloud for Startups Program is designed to help startups build and scale using Google Cloud. Startups are eligible to receive:

  • $3,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase Credits*, good for 12 months.
  • Invitations to exclusive local Google Cloud events.
  • $500 in Qwiklabs credits to kickstart your company's hands-on lab training initiatives.
  • One year of free G Suite (up to 5 Users - only valid for new domains), or a year of discounted upgrades to G Suite Business or G Suite Enterprise.
  • An opportunity to apply to the Spark program to extend your credits to up to $20,000 for a second year as your business continues to grow.

Please contact us for details

View Stripe Perk

Stripe simplifies payments for Innovation York portfolio companies. Whether you’re creating a subscription service, an on-demand marketplace, or an e-commerce store, Stripe’s payments platform helps you build and scale your business online. As an Innovation York portfolio company, you have access to:

  • $20,000 CAD of fee-free payment processing
  • Early access to events and new product betas.
  • Custom processing rates for 2+ months when processing over $50k per month

Please contact us for details

View Carta Perk

Carta, formerly eShares, changes how companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership. With Carta, cap tables stay up to date, valuations are fast and audit-ready, offering liquidity is simple, and shareholders know what they own. Over 11,000 companies with 600,000+ shareholders track hundreds of billions of dollars in equity on Carta. Streamline how you manage equity from formation to IPO. Innovation York startups are eligible to receive:

  • 20% discount on your first year's subscription
  • Waived 25% implementation fee
  • Definition of MVP based off company's business objectivesFor eligible start-ups, a free "Launch" tier Carta account

Please contact us for details

View Global Payments Perk

Global Payments Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions delivering innovative services to our customers globally. Our technologies, services and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of solutions that allow our customers to accept various payment types and operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world. Innovation York startups are eligible to receive:

  • 24 x 7 x 365 live customer support
  • Preffered Yspace preferential pricing
  • No PCI Protect Fees, valued at approximately $29.99/month
  • No Account Maintenance Fees, valued at approximately $9.95/month
  • No Quarterly Fees, valued at approximately $39.95/month
  • Face to Face Payments - Retail
  • Online Payments, E-commerce, E-invoicing
  • Custom loyalty programs and gift cards

Please contact us for details

View Nubinary Perk

NuBinary is a software development shop based in Toronto/Waterloo corridor. It specializes in building custom Cloud and IOT web-scale Applications, Mobile applications, MicroServices, Cloud Infrastructure, and tech Consulting. We help our customers with market discovery, strategy, and building customer-driven software applications. We believe and breath in Agile Software development and bring about decades of cumulative experience in large scale cloud, web and mobile application development.

  • First 6 hours of mentoring, coaching and analysis sessions are offered at no cost to develop "scoping document"
  • Develop a master plan of action that includes competitive analysis and go-to-market strategy
  • Definition of MVP based off company's business objectives

Please contact us for details

View Quickbooks Perk

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions[2] that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. Startups are eligible to receive:

  • Between 50-70% off Quickbooks Online Plus

Please contact us for details

View Signal Canada Perk

Signal Canada is a VOIP Solution Provider specialized in delivering high quality, flexible, and cost effective solutions to the SMB market. Their specialists have been serving Canadian small to medium size businesses for more than a decade. With their experience and expertise, they know what you need and what your difficulties are. Startups are eligible to receive an exclusive package for $8.99/per month and it includes:

  • 1 Local Phone Number (Business Number)
  • 1 External Extension (Device)
  • Canada-Wide Calling Talk Channel
  • Call Waiting
  • Auto Attendant (IVR)
  • Auto Call Recording/ Voice mail to Email
  • Opportunities to add on a fax line, toll free number, and additional devices at a discounted rate.

Please contact us for details

View Dentons Perk

Dentons’ Venture Technology group provides entrepreneurs and startups with a broad array of foundational services to help them establish, grow and scale their businesses with speed and success. Our global full-service law firm has an extensive range of practice groups in 175 offices across 78 countries. We have a strong ecosystem of partners, investors and mentors, and look forward to contributing to your company’s success. Startups are eligible for:

  • $5,000+HST fixed and deferred-fee Startup Package that includes:
  • Filing and preparation of articles of incorporation
  • Preparation of organizational documents
  • Creation of official minute book for company
  • Preparation of form of initial shareholders agreement, including founder vesting (if desired)
  • Preparation of option plan and form of option agreement for the company
  • Provision of certain templates for a wide variety of common agreements

They also offer complimentary business services assessments, fixed-fee services for convertible note, SAFE seed financing rounds and other customized packages.

Please contact us for details

View Founded Perk

Founded is an online platform for businesses that automates legal work, including incorporations, legal documents & ongoing company compliance. 1000+ businesses already use Founded to provide a fast, intuitive and simplified legal experience. As an Innovation York portfolio company, you are eligible to receive:

  • 10% off Founded, which can be used by new businesses to incorporate or existing businesses to manage everything from ongoing company changes to tailored employment, website and other agreements.

Please contact us for details

View Aird & Berlis Perk

Aird & Berlis LLP is a startup-friendly business law firm that provides local, national and cross-border legal expertise to startups and entrepreneurial businesses at all growth stages. Their relationships with financial institutions, government agencies, and large multinational corporations can provide an advantage for your business. As well, their connections and affiliations, both in Canada and internationally, can enhance your ability to successfully complete major international financings and assignments. The lawyers in Aird & Berlis’ Startups Group will help you get the right business structure set up, draft contracts properly and get the appropriate legal protections in place from the start to maximize the return on your business.

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View WeWork Perk

Access to the Toronto Startup Passport for 12 months at a 100% discount. This includes:

  • 2 complimentary credits per month that can be used at any of WeWork’s 274+ locations and applies to workspace or conference rooms in select locations from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to buy additional workspace after the first complementary, monthly booking.
  • Access to the WeWork Member Network App which connects to more than 250,000 members.
  • Access to programming within WeWork spaces including panels and events and ability to host their own events as a way to drive awareness in international markets.
  • Business services and lifestyle perks available only to WeWork members.

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View Ownr Perk

Ownr is the simplest, most convenient way to register or incorporate your business and build your brand. As an Innovation York portfolio company, you are eligible to receive:

  • $50 off Ownr services, which include business registration, incorporation and logo design
  • Only available in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia

Please contact us for details

View Canarie Perk

The DAIR program helps Canadian start-ups take their ideas to the cloud by offering free access to its cloud computing infrastructure to support development, testing and trials prior to the commercial launch of applications. Available to any Canadian small or medium-size company (< 500 employees), applicants may apply to DAIR to develop, test, or demonstrate pre-revenue, pre-production products. Eligible Innovation York users have access to the following free resources for a year (additional resources for nominal fees) for development, testing and trials:

  • 4 virtual cores (vCPUs)
  • 4 virtual machines
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 80 GB storage across 4 file systems
  • 200 GB of object storage
  • NVIDIA GRID Graphical Processor Unit (on an as-needed basis)
  • Native OS: Windows Server 2012 R2, Server 2016 R2, Centos 7.0, Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS, OpenStack Murano – packaged software
  • “Unlimited” data transfer in, within, and out of DAIR

To learn more about this opportunity, click here and contact us for next steps

View IBM Cloud Perk

IBM Cloud is a suite of cloud computing services from IBM that offers both platforms as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). With IBM Cloud IaaS, organizations can deploy and access virtualized IT resources -- such as compute power, storage, and networking -- over the internet. As a portfolio company, you will have access to:

  • Up to $10,000 cloud credits of free IBM Cloud services which may include Watson, IBM Blockchain, Analytics, and Security
  • Ability to become a Business Partner for Go-to-Market & New Customer Acquisition opportunities by connecting with IBM's Global Channels Program
  • Business mentorship with experts from IBM and their network of VC, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of your business
  • Technical support with technical experts to understand the IBM Cloud technology and how to migrate from your existing infrastructure or platform.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us for details.

View Microsoft for Startups Perk

There are two types of offering through Microsft, one of which is available for all startups and another one is designed for qualified startups. For more details on what is available for all startups, please click on this link and apply.However, if you wish to be a Qualified Startup through Innovation York then you must meet the following requirements:

  • Offer an innovative, technical solution that supports customers in their digital transformation
  • Less than five (5) years in existence
  • Less than $10 million in total annual revenue
  • Seed or Series A, or equivalent phase of development
  • Up to $20 million in funding

With this, your startup will have access to Microsoft engineers for one one one consultations and development sessions. In addition to all the package offering in the basic model, you will also receive a dedicated success manager to help offer your solution to other enterprises as well as a customized go to market plan and joint marketing efforts.

To learn more about the qualified opportunity, please contact us for next steps on how to maximize your chances of successfully applying.

View Chargebee Perk

Chargebee is a recurring billing and subscription management product used by thousands of customers across 53 countries. Growing businesses can use Chargebee’s powerful REST API to customize billing workflows. They integrate with payment gateways such as Stripe, Braintree, and Paypal; and business applications such as Xero, Quickbooks, and Salesforce. As a portfolio company, you will have access to:

  • Free RISE API until $1MM in ARR/TPV of revenue
  • Save $7,200 USD on subscription management billing

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us for details.

View SolidWorks Perk

SolidWorks products range from 3DCAD, Simulation (FEA & CFD Analysis), PCB Design, Visualization (Photo Realistic Rendering), Technical Documentation, MySolidWorks online training and much more.

  • Complimentary 12-month licenses of Solidworks products for CAD, simulation, visualization and more
  • MySolidWorks online training
  • Access to hundreds of white papers, videos, and articles
  • Design guidance and unlimited Tech Support from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in campaigns and social communities

To learn more about the qualified opportunity, please contact us for next steps.

View Zendesk Perk

Zendesk is a suite of support apps that helps transform your customer service into agents for customer retention and lead source. It has one of the most flexible plan structures, making it ideal for business of any size. As a portfolio company, you will have access to:

  • 12 months of free credit (valued at $218)
  • Membeship includes Zendesk Suite Professional plan for Support, Chat, Guide and Talk Products/li>

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us for details.

View Kimp Perk

Kimp is a flat-rate, subscription-based design service. Through Kimp, marketers, startups and SMEs can get a dedicated Project Manager and Design Team and make and manage their design requirements all in one place. The service is offered on a month-to-month basis, and includes unlimited requests and revisions, making custom design affordable and flexible.Launched early this year, Kimp has secured customers from around the world including the UK, South Africa, the US, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. The sales, customer service, marketing and design teams are based in Toronto and Bangalore. As an Innovation York Portfolio venture, you are able to access:

  • 10% ongoing discount

To learn more about the qualified opportunity, please contact us for next steps.

View Key Gordon Perk

Key Gordon is a full-service advertising & design agency in Toronto. We help clients communicate the impossible, turn heads, and prosper. We produce provocative, award-winning work for products we believe in. As an Innovation York startup, you will be eligible for

  • Customizable package that outlines branding, logo, and social media assets and strategy at a significantly reduced rate
  • All packages are customizable depending on the need of the startup and Innovation York preferred pricing will be applied
  • Branding guidelines document with useful tips and case studies will be given as an initial supporting tool

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us for details.

View Amazon Web Services Perk

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS. As an Innovation York Portfolio venture, you are able to access:

  • $5,000 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years
  • 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $5,000).
  • 80 credits for self-paced labs

To learn more about the qualified opportunity, please contact us for next steps.